Regrets, Clay Conley. But congratulations to Jeff McInnis and Hedy Goldsmith for making to the finals in the Best Chef South and Outstanding Pastry Chef categories of 2013 James Beard Foundation awards.

Both finalists’ respective Miami restaurants, Yardbird and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, have earned consistent national acclaim as some of South Florida’s best, not that Conley’s Palm Beach eatery, Buccan, isn’t on the same level. So maybe next year.

Beard award winners will be announced on Monday, May 6.